A brief study on the impact of hydel micropower generation in the Indian energy sector.

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V. Jayaram , B. Bavanish


Various technologies and aspects of hydel micropower generation and its viability are discussed in this article. As per Indian standards, Small hydropower plants (SHP) are hydropower facilities with a capacity of 25MW or less. The article is intended to provide the current scenario of the small hydro projects in India. The article is divided into five sections for better understanding, each emphasising the critical factors that affect the micropower generation from SHP in India. SHP, turbines for SHP, challenges in micropower generation (including the effect of Covid-19), and energy extraction from the dam's tailrace are discussed. The current research looks at the advancements and limitations of micropower generation in India and the prospect of more significant potential and applicability.


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